• Convening power


    Wednesday, Sept. 20, is the one-year anniversary of the police-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott; his death resulted in civil unrest in Charlotte but peaceful demonstrations on campus. Community response to Scott’s death has sparked many conversations, including how Charlotte is addressing race and economic mobility. UNC Charlotte is sponsoring several events that provide opportunities to explore these topics.

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  • Marching band performs at Bank of America Stadium


    UNC Charlotte’s “Pride of Niner Nation” marching band performed during halftime of Sunday’s Carolina Panthers game in Bank of America Stadium.

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  • Lessons learned from a difficult period


    This month marks one year since a difficult and challenging time in the history of the University and the greater Charlotte community. The police-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, which occurred about a mile from UNC Charlotte’s main campus, spurred civil unrest in the city, followed by peaceful demonstrations on campus. What lessons has the UNC Charlotte community learned during the year since those turbulent weeks?

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  • Register now for second Chancellor’s Fishing Derby


    Employee anglers get ready; the second Chancellor’s Fishing Derby will be Saturday, Oct. 7, at Hechenbleikner Lake, near the main entrance to campus.

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  • Join in UNC Charlotte’s Founders Celebration 2017


    Football vs. Georgia State, Founders Fest, the kickoff for Giving Green, #NinerNationGives and regional alumni events are among the activities planned for the 2017 Founders Celebration, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23, through Friday, Sept. 29.

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Student Spotlights

  • Mary Kate Hiller

    Mary Kate Hiller

    Freshman, Charlotte 49ers Women's Golf Team

    The Charlotte 49ers women's golf team is gearing up for its debut this fall. Mary Kate Hiller, a freshman from Florida, said the program offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity that she could not pass up.

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  • Ray Xie

    Ray Xie

    Nan “Ray” Xie, Data Science and Business Analytics

    Graduate Student and Army Reservist Nan Xie pairs his military intelligence with data science research.

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  • Tucker Bisel

    Tucker Bisel

    Grad Student, Lee College of Engineering

    Fueled by a newly discovered passion, Tucker Bisel is finding new opportunities at UNC Charlotte under the hood.

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  • Noushin Radnia

    Noushin Radnia

    Design Computation Master’s Degree, COA+A

    Before starting her graduate studies at UNC Charlotte in 2015, Radnia studied architecture in her native Iran. She worked at a small architecture studio for several years before deciding to return to school to narrow her research interests.

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  • NEMAH-ALLAH SALEH

    NEMAH-ALLAH SALEH

    SENIOR, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES

    Nemah-Allah is passionate about biology and chemistry and she credits them with introducing her to detailed concepts of how many chemical reactions interacted smoothly to maintain the life of living things.

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Research

  • Urban mosquito project


    Researchers at UNC Charlotte and the Mecklenburg County Health Department are collaborating on a study to determine which factors in the environment lead to hotspots of mosquito activity


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  • Understanding wildfire spread


    Researchers from UNC Charlotte’s Fire Safety Engineering Technology program and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) are burning building materials and wildland vegetation to study wind-driven wildfire embers to understand the risks involved when embers from wildfires spread.


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  • Investigating Multimodal Transportation


    UNC Charlotte receives $7.7 million federal grant for transportation research to improve efficiency and relieve urban congestion.


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  • Students Address Economic Mobility


    Geography undergraduate students Jamal Covington and Devin Martin have devised a way for neighborhood residents to use mobile devices to report community issues.


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Faculty Spotlights

  • Kathleen Jordan

    Kathleen Jordan, Clinical Nursing Professor

    Funded by a grant from the UNC Charlotte School of Nursing, Jordan is leading research that includes two phases. First, participants will learn from experts during an educational seminar. Presenters include a sexual assault nurse examiner who will discuss the examination of sexually abused children and evidence collection; a social worker will provide instruction about the manner in which to talk with children who have been abused.

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  • Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson, History Professor

    Wilson has done research in the archives of companies that made weapons for World War II and in military and government archives. His search led him to the records of Boeing, Ford, DuPont, the businesses owned by Henry Kaiser and other important war contractors.

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  • Jefferson Ellinger

    Jefferson Ellinger, Associate Professor of Architecture

    As a School of Architecture associate professor, Jefferson Ellinger specializes in sustainable design technique. He asks students to think about architecture and buildings in a way that will hopefully advancing the discipline.

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  • Lori Thomas

    Lori Thomas, Associate Professor of Social Work

    The innovative “housing-first” approach to homelessness starts with a stable place to live and then assists with other problems. Lori Thomas’ research proves this approach to homelessness is working in Mecklenburg County.

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  • Tracy Rock

    Tracy Rock, Associate Professor of Reading and Elementary Education

    Tracy Rock wanted to teach but wasn’t sure that studying education would work for her financially. Then she was accepted into the first class of NC Teaching Fellows, with a scholarship, allowing her to attend UNC Charlotte.

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